Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Quaero : A lot of speculation

Quaero which means "search" in latin have a very weird first press meme. For a lot of peoples it will be the next Google killer and for other it's more an multimedia search tool with a lot of automation techniques :
The search engine utilizes techniques for recognizing, transcribing, indexing, and automatic translation of audiovisual documents ant it will operate in several languages. There is also mention of automatic recognition and indexing of images.

Hum ! I'm a bit skeptical on thoses. May be an improve Singing Fish ?

The players are Deutsche Telecom, France Telecom, Thomson and the search engine Exalead with the help of a lot of public research institutes form France and Germany.

But here it's start to be weird, it's the branding part. Quaero.com is already taken and the Quaero.org, -where the project information are Olivier-, redirect you to www.dfag-2005.com where all information is in a Flash site (Wow! Start good for a Search engine !?! If you choose the french version you will have in the bottom a link on the Quaero project in french.

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1 comment:

rogerd said...

Google (and competitors Yahoo and Microsoft) will prove to be tougher targets than Boeing was for Airbus. Quaero's best bet may be to focus on a specific technology and do it better than anyone else to at lease establish a foothold and name recognition.